Featherweight who has gained fame for his career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He rose to the #4 rank in the promotion's featherweight division at the outset of 2019.
He debuted in Brazil's Jungle Fight professional MMA promotion in 2010. He won his first eight fights there before earning the interim Jungle Fight featherweight title in July 2014.
He won the performance of the night honor following his victory over Cub Swanson at UFC 227. He was previously involved in the fight of the night at UFC 214.
He was originally born and raised in Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil.
He defeated Jeremy Stephens at the April 2017 UFC on Fox event.